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Best Food & Dining

Fried Chicken

Popeye’s 34.5% Louisiana-spiced, crispy fried chicken with a salty biscuit and impossible-to-choose-from sides—it’s safe to say “Love that chicken from Popeye’s” applies here. Multiple Locations | popeyes.com 2. Raising Canes 31.8% 3...

Hidden Gem

Roberto’s River Road Restaurant 23.2% Roberto’s River Road Restaurant offers more than an alliteration tongue-twister—cozied up alongside the river, these folks are cooking up classic Louisiana fare that just can’t be beat. Its humble, barn-like...

Italian Restaurant

The Little Village 17.9% Mama Mia! Baton Rouge has a bunch of great Italian spots, but this one takes the cannoli for our readers. Our tip? Make sure you get some of their bread. Multiple Locations | littlevillagebr.com 2. Gino’s Restaurant 17.9% 3...

Burger Joint

Burgersmith 17.4% Burgersmith’s dedication to local businesses may be one of the reasons they’ve won Greatest Burger Joint. Not only are their drool-worthy burgers handcrafted, their beer is local as is their ice cream selection. We love you, too...

Coffee Shop

CC’s Coffee House 22.3% It’s the first thing on your mind when you wake up. You can’t function without it. After you experience it, you’re instantly a better person because of it. Thanks CC’s, for providing us with the fuel to survive another day...

Seafood Restaurant

Parrain’s Seafood Restaurant 21.5% Parrain’s undeniable Louisiana charm is made evident through their fresh seafood and rugged, Acadian vibe. Proceed with caution— it only takes one boiled shrimp to get hooked. 3225 Perkins Rd. | parrains.com 2...

Power Lunch

Zoe’s Kitchen 19.0% Serving up lunches that are sure to satisfy your lunch hunger pangs, Zoe’s Kitchen also meets your dietary needs. We feel more powerful already. Multiple Locations | zoeskitchen.com 2. City Pork Deli & Charcuterie 14.2% 3...

Breakfast

Another Broken Egg 24.9% Once you find a good breakfast place, you don’t stray. Another Broken Egg is the only place we are happy about eggs being broken… because they’re going into our breakfast. Multiple Locations | anotherbrokenegg.com 2...

Food Truck

Taco De Paco 29.6% Look for the orange food truck for fresh, perfectly seasoned Mexican fare. Taco de Paco is conveniently mobile, which means you can probably catch them at any big event happening in Baton Rouge. tacodepaco.com 2. Crawfish on the...

Date Night Restaurant

Tsunami 12.4% The Mississippi River and bright, tasteful sushi are two of the three greatest views at Tsunami. The third: your date, duh. Though you don’t need to bring your honey to enjoy this Baton Rouge gem, we highly recommend it. 100 Lafayette...

Salad

The Salad Shop 22.6% The Salad Shop (specializing in, you guessed it, salad) will convert any salad-hater after one bite of their flavor-packed cuisine. They offer a pasta salad option if you’re not much of a leaf-eater. Multiple Locations |...

Crawfish

Sammy’s Grill 32.9% It’s not often you come across a restaurant that consistently serves spicy, large boiled crawfish like Sammy’s Grill. Even when crawfish season is over, we’ll still be dreaming about dinner at Sammy’s. Multiple Locations |...

Buffet

Texas De Brazil 21.5% If you want an unconventional dining experience (and you aren’t intimidated by massive, skewered chunks of meat being offered to you), try Texas de Brazil. Their excellent staff and unlimited cuisine combinations will make you...

Mexican Restaurant

Superior Grill 20.7% Ask just about anyone—Superior delivers on more than one level when it comes to Mexican fare and drinks. Wash that queso and guac down with their icy marg and you’ll understand why they’ve earned their title. 5435 Government St...

Late Night Restaurant

Louie’s cafe 44.3% Conveniently open 24 hours, Louie’s will satisfy your burger craving at any hour. Former President Obama can even attest to this as a satisfied customer. 3322 Lake St. | louiescafe.org 2. Plucker’s Wing Bar 17.6% 3. Coffee Call 14...

Indian Restaurant

Bay Leaf Indian Cuisine 37.6% Bay Leaf Indian Cuisine promises and delivers an exotic dining experience with their aromatic, fresh cuisine. 5160 S Sherwood Forest Blvd.| bayleafbr.com 2. India’s Restaurant 35.5% 3. Curry N Kabab 15.6%   Photo:...

Asian Restaurant

Thai Kitchen
14.1%
With regular weekly specials, live music and authentic cuisine, Thai Kitchen makes our wallets, ears and taste buds happy.
4550 Concord Ave. | thaikitchenla.com
2. Ichiban 11.5%
3. PF Chang’s 8.2%

 
Photo: Thai Kitchen

Vegetarian Restaurant

Whole Foods Market 21.7% Though Whole Foods caters to an array of taste buds (and dietary needs), they’re recognized for the greatest “meatless” selection in addition to vegetarian ingredients and recipes. 7529 Corporate Blvd | wholefoodsmarket.com...

Poboys

Po-Boy Express 19.9% Wherever you are in Baton Rouge, you’re likely to be a stone’s throw away from a Po-Boy Express (there are four locations), which means having access to the greatest poboy in BR is pretty darn convenient. Multiple Locations |...

Traditional Pizza

Papa John’s 29.1% A delivery classic, you can’t go wrong with Papa John’s. If you’re in need of a laugh while you wait for your pizza, check out the restaurant’s Twitter — it’s hilarious! Multiple Locations | papajohns.com 2. Pizza Hut 20.8% 3...

Gourmet Pizza

Fleur De Lis 28.1% Though Fleur de Lis has maintained an outward traditional appearance since 1948 (they still have the neon cocktail sign), their pizza defies the standard expectation of a round pizza. That’s right, this family- owned pizza joint...

Brunch

Mason’s Grill 27.8% It might be the allure of their infamous, widely-recognized bloody marys, but it may also be their impressive selection of breakfast fare. If you haven’t experienced brunch at Mason’s, you’re seriously missing out on a bloody...

Fast Food

Chick-Fil-A 40.4% Chick-Fil-A has a lot more than chicken going for them with nearly half the votes for Greatest Fast Food. We’re just wondering if they’ll ever open up another much-needed location… Multiple Locations | chick-fil-a.com 2...

Chicken Wings

Pluckers Wing Bar 33.4% Classic or boneless? Saucy? Dry? Naked? Very important questions that need immediate answers. And we’re just talking about the wings. Multiple Locations | pluckers.com 2. Buffalo Wild Wings 16.7% 3. Wing Stop 12.5%  ...

Bang For Your Buck Restaurant

Izzo’s Illegal Burrito 23.3% Although the name alludes to unlawful acts, enjoying an Izzo’s burrito is perfectly legal. It just tastes like it isn’t because anything else that makes us feel this good has to be a criminal act. Multiple Locations |...

Bakery

The Ambrosia Bakery 39.3% Taking the cake (ha-ha) for the Greatest Bakery and Greatest King Cake in BR, The Ambrosia Bakery has seen three expansions since its first opening in 1993. We think people really like their baked goods… 8546 Siegen...

Frozen Treat

Yogurtland 22.6% Though the frozen-yogurt craze has come and gone, Yogurtland has held up and earned their title as Baton Rouge’s Greatest Frozen Treat joint with their original flavor combos. Go ahead and mix salted caramel pecan with guava...

New Restaurant

Curbside Burgers 26.1% The self-proclaimed burger junkies at Curbside Burgers know how that pairing a beer with fresh ingredients will always yield a “perfect burger experience”. Taste for yourself why they keep the class in the Curbside Classic...

Oysters

Acme Oyster House 23.5% Whether you like your oysters chargrilled, raw or with vodka, Acme Oyster House knows how to perform on any platform. You’ll defnitely need a napkin and wedge of lemon for whatever style you prefer. 3535 Perkins Rd. |...

Donuts

Mary Lee Donuts 38.1% Be warned: when these bad boys are hot, an embarrassing amount will be inevitably consumed. You may find it hard to stop at just one. At least Mary Lee’s light and airy texture makes us feel a little bit better about our donut...

Best Shopping & Services

Meat Market/Butcher

Maxwell’s Market 22.2% Choose from their assortment of cheeses, meats, produce and wine and impress your friends with a magnificent dinner party. Maxwell’s Market has four locations, so you really don’t have an excuse, unless you don’t have...

Place to Buy Produce

Southside Produce Market 29.5% While it’s easy to pick up produce on your grocery trip, there’s something special about making the extra stop at the produce market— plus, you’ll feel better about your eating habits and contribution to local farming...

Women’s Boutique

Bella Bella 19.0% Bella Bella accommodates the fashion guru as well as the overwhelmed, anxiety-ridden shopper. Their helpful, knowledgeable staff makes shopping seem less of a chore and more of an exciting experience. Multiple Locations |...

Student Apartment Complex

The Exchange at Baton Rouge 20.2% Oh, college life. When we learn to “manage” our own finances, do our own laundry and feed ourselves. Whether you’re looking for a 1 bedroom or 4 bedroom space, The Exchange offers variety, proximity and plenty of...

Craft Beer Selection

Rouses Supermarket 22.6% Choose your brews wisely. Rouse’s holds the title for offering the widest selection of craft beer than any other supermarket. The hardest part is making a decision. Multiple Locations | shop.rouses.com 2. Calandro’s...

Men’s Clothing Store

Carriages Fine Clothier 25.8% If your closet still consists of shirts and slacks purchased by your mom, it may be time for a little wardrobe upgrade (sorry, Ma). Carriages Fine Clothier knows the importance of nailing the closet...

Adult Apartment Complex

The District 17.9% Luxury apartment living meets functionality and style. The District offers various styles of 1 and 2 bedroom living quarters with the comfort of gated entry. 5500 Perkins Road | thedistrictbr.com 2. The Terraces at Perkins Rowe 14...

Place To Buy LSU Gear

Tiger Mania 27.9% Tiger Mania makes it easy to fulfill the expectations of a devout LSU Tiger fan by offering the latest and greatest LSU apparel and accessories. Multiple Locations | tigermania.net 2. Barnes & Noble LSU 13.9% 3. Bengals &...

Salon/Spa

Bumble Lane 28.2% Everyone deserves to relax and rejuvenate on occasion. Think of it as a necessity as much as an indulgence, though you don’t really need an excuse to be pampered if we’re being honest. Towne Center at Cedar Lodge | bumblelane.com 2...

Place To Buy Seafood

Tony’s Seafood & Deli 63.6% With seafood season in full swing, Tony’s is the go-to seafood ammo stop. Crawfish pots, spices, mixes and burners are only few of the many supplies you can find at this seafood market. 5215 Plank Road | tonyseafood...

Tattoo Shop

High Resolution Tattoo 33.1% Are you regretting that YOLO tattoo? Or do you just want to finally give in and get your cat tattooed on your forearm? The artists at High Resolution Tattoo are known for producing high-quality and very realistic work...

Local Florist

Billy Heroman’s Flowers 43.8% Forgot your special someone’s birthday? Celebrating Mother’s Day? Celebrating a graduation? The folks at Billy Heroman’s understand that flowers provide a universal gesture that can’t really be duplicated (well, there...

Fitness Studio

Pure Barre 13.7% Pure Barre of Baton Rouge makes getting into shape challenging and fun, plus you don’t have to be a ballerina to see results. 3033 Perkins Rd. | purebarre.com 2. Red Stock CrossFit 12.4% 3. Yoga Bliss 11.9% Photo courtesy of Pure...

Hotel for Out-of-Towners

L’Auberge Baton Rouge 24.3% Hosting out-of-towners isn’t always convenient… so when that’s the case, L’Auberge is a great place for your in-laws to eat, play and stay forthe weekend. Everybody wins. 777 L’Auberge Avenue | lbatonrouge.com 2...

Local Grocery Store

Calandro’s Supermarket 22.2% When your local grocery store has an impressive selection of wine, beer and the highest quality products and brands, it’s easy to see why they’re Baton Rouge’s Greatest Local Grocery Store. Plus, the blood still...

Gym

Spectrum Fitness 17.0% As our New Year’s Resolutions have loosened from the white-knuckled grips, we have to remember there’s still more than half of 2017 left. So regain your grip, lace up your shoes and make yourself proud. Multiple Locations |...

Vape/Cigar Shop

Churchill’s 33.8% Let the folks at Churchill’s help pick out the perfect cigar for whatever milestone you’re celebrating — Or, just enjoy a fine cigar, glass of wine and peruse their full menu. 7949 Jefferson Hwy C | churchillswine-cigars.com 2. LA...

Jewelry Store

Lee Michael’s Fine Jewelry 24.7% Lee Michael’s has been adorning the men and women of Baton Rouge with tasteful watches and rings for over 35 years. If diamonds are a girl’s best friend, you should have Lee Michael’s on speed dial. Multiple...

Catering Company

Bergeron’s City Market 40.3% Chef Don Bergeron brings Louisiana-inspired cooking to the people through this full-service catering company. He’s traveled all over the world, and cultures from the countries he’s visit- ed provided inspiration for the...

Best Entertainment

New Bar

The Overpass Merchant 33.6% Being the new kid on the block isn’t always easy, but this tasteful gastropub tucked cozily by the Perkins overpass has made quite a name for itself. 2904 Perkins Rd. | theoverpassmerchant.com 2. Driftwood Cask &...

Regional Brewery

Abita Brewing Company  38.6% Rooted in tradition, Abita Brewing knows the people of south Louisiana take pride in their beer—which is why we taste a bit of the boot in each sip (not to be mistaken for drinking Bailey’s from a shoe). abita.com 2. Tin...

Wine Bar

Bin 77 Bistro & Wine 42.4% Pour a glass (or two… or a bottle) and enjoy a cheese and charcuterie board at Bin 77. You don’t have to be a sommelier to enjoy the fruits of their labor. 10111 Perkins Rowe | bin77.com 2. Blend Wine Bar 22.0% 3...

Tigerland Bar

Fred’s Bar & Grill 46.8% Fred’s holds the title for Baton Rouge’s Oldest and Greatest Tigerland Bar for its welcoming atmosphere, exceptional customer service and drink specials that are hard to pass up. 1184 Bob Pettit Blvd. | www...

Music Venue

The Varsity Theatre 54.1% The Varsity consistently books the best of the best, so we’re always on the lookout for new shows on their calendar. Y’all seem to agree because the venue won more than half of the votes for Greatest Music Venue. We’ll see...

Bartending Crew

Olive or Twist 23.3% The folks at Olive or Twist are serving up great bar service as well as superb cocktails. This double-whammy makes for some happy customers and a well-deserved title. 7248 Perkins Rd. | oliveortwistbr.com 2. The Bulldog 21.2% 3...

Overall Bar

The Bulldog 21.0% Enjoying a cold brew on the patio with your beloved pooch is one of the many reasons The Bulldog earned its title – this bar also hosts events where part of the proceeds contribute to animal rescue endeavors. Cheers to that...

Dive Bar

Duvic’s Martini Bar 27.7% Rugged sophistication is one way to describe this dive bar whose menu is contingent on the avail- ability of locally-sourced ingredients. Their unique style sets them apart and distinguishes them as Baton Rouge’s choice for...

Daiquiri

New Orleans Daiquiris 27.6% New Orleans Daiquiris has three convenient locations to fulfill your frozen, boozy cravings. If their infamous 190 Octane isn’t enough to get your party started, nothing will. Multiple locations | fattuesday.com 2. French...

Local Band

Parish County Line 23.1% Whether they’re performing at a fraternity party, Bogie’s Bar or the Lamar Dixon Expo Center, Parish County Line is making feet tap and hips shake with their distinct band covers. parishcountyline.com 2. Chris Leblanc 19.0%...

Sports Bar

Walk-On’s Bistreaux & Bar 44.4% Walk-On’s earns its #1 title as Baton Rouge AND America’s greatest sports bar, which makes sense considering the founders of this popular chain are two of our very own Louisianimals. Cheers to successful and local...

Best People & Community

Member Organization

Happy’s Running Club 25.4% What’s better motivation to run than the idea of a fit physique? Beer, of course. Happy’s Running Club aims for three important things: drink, run and be happy. Sign us up! happysrunningclub.com 2. Junior League of Baton...

Radio Station

WFMF
17.0%
This radio station bring the greatest of today’s hit music to Baton Rouge. They always make us turn up the volume!
wfmf.iheart.com
2. The Eagle 14.8%
3. The Tiger 14.8%

 
Photo: WFMF

Community Event

Live After 5 Baton Rouge 28.4% Netflix can wait. Change up your after-work routines on Friday and indulge your ears with the great live music offered at Live After 5 Baton Rouge. Downtown Baton Rouge | Downtownbr.org 2. Wearin’ of the Green-St...

Place to Work

LSU 20.3% While many would attest to LSU being the greatest University to attend, it’s also Baton Rouge’s greatest place to work! Working at LSU means you can relive your college glory days, except your hangovers might be a bit less forgiving. lsu...

Non-LSU Attraction

Baton Rouge Zoo 21.4% Don’t let the tigers fool you—the Baton Rouge Zoo is the greatest non-LSU attraction for many reasons. Their calendar is full of events that range from Earth Day Celebration Parties to Breakfast With the Animals. 3601 Thomas Rd...

Wedding Reception Venue

White Oak Plantation 28.9% This 22-acre venue is well-equipped with lush gardens that make you feel nothing less than enchanted. The New Orleans touches are tastefully integrated into the ambiance and make guests feel captivated long after the...

Art Gallery

LSU Museum of Art 39.8% Constantly engaging with the people and local businesses in Baton Rouge, the LSU Museum of Art is the perfect place to visit, peruse and learn about the spectacular things art does in the Baton Rouge community and beyond. 100...

TV Station

WBRZ
48.4%
The local ABC affiliate has been around for more than 60 years bringing the news to the capital city.
wbrz.com
2. WAFB 46.2%
3. BRPROUD 3.7%
 
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Radio Personality

Jay Ducote 21.8% The former contestant on “Food Network Star” also hosts the “Bite & Booze Radio Show,” about the food and beverage scene in Louisiana. Love food? You’ll love this. @JayDucote 2. Murphy, Sam & Jodi 19.0% 3. Walton &...

TV Personality

Pat Shingleton 23.3% WBRZ chief forecaster Pat Shingleton has been in the role since 1981. He’s won awards for ‘Louisiana’s Greatest Newscast’ from the Louisiana Associated Press and continues to bring a fun personality to his viewers...

Charity Event

Race for the Cure (Susan G. Komen) 29.1% Promoting positive breast cancer awareness since 1983, Race for the Cure has grown from one event with 800 participants to over 120 races boasting over one million runners. That’s a lot of support (and pink)...

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